THE Mayor of the City of Houston, United States (US), Sylvester Turner, has honoured a Nigerian businesswoman Ifeoma Okengwu, declaring May 2, 2023, as ‘Ms. Ifeoma Okengwu Day’ in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the community.
In an official statement, Turner urged all citizens to join him in honouring and expressing gratitude to Okengwu for her dedication and service to the community.
“With her passion for real estate and her dedication to helping others, she has truly made a difference in the lives of many.
“Therefore, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim May 2, 2023, as Ms. Ifeoma Okengwu Day in Houston, Texas and urge all citizens to join us in honouring and thanking Ms. Ifeoma Okengwu for her dedication and service to the community,” he said.
The declaration listed her remarkable achievements and the transformative influence she has had through her entrepreneurial endeavours.
Okengwu, the owner of a prominent property company, has become an inspiration for many within the community, demonstrating that dreams can be realised and homeownership can be achieved.
Her company has played a crucial role in developing affordable housing for low-income families and revitalising distressed neighborhoods, thereby improving the overall quality of life for residents.
Her tireless efforts in assisting families with homeownership have earned her company numerous accolades and ongoing recognition for its contributions to the community.
Reacting to the honour, Okengwu expressed her immense pride and joy in accepting the proclamation.
She described the recognition as a testament to the power of unity and collaboration in achieving greatness within the community.
The Nigerian businesswoman extended her gratitude to the Mayor, the entire Houston community, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for their unwavering support and belief in her mission.
She acknowledged the pivotal role played by her dedicated team members, partners, and followers, who have been instrumental in her journey.
She said: “Being acknowledged by the Mayor is a true honour and a testament to the hard work and passion that my team and I put into making a positive impact on our community.
“This proclamation serves as a reminder of the power of unity and the importance of collaboration. Together, we can achieve greatness!”
Okengwu further reinforced her commitment to serving the community with even greater dedication, innovation, and passion, highlighting that making Houston an extraordinary place to live, work, and thrive was a shared responsibility.